Scott Matherly

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Portal hypertension

How can I be sure that the patient has portal hypertension? Portal hypertension may be clinically silent or it may present with life-threatening gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bleeding. Signs and symptoms are varied and related to the underlying cause of the portal hypertension. – Systemic: thrombocytopenia, splenomegaly, caput medusae, hemorrhoids, spider angiomata, or palmar erythema…

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